Tuesday, February 7, 2017

February Morning

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak." 
Hans Hofmann 

i wish I would live more by these words! I have a lot of unnecessary stuff....but my stitching things should not be included!


We had a great time in our Sashiko class in January. 

My friend MaryAnn, organized a birthday lunch for me and my friends brought all kinds of Japanese style dishes for lunch....it also celebrated my High Number birthday!! Nancy made a most decadent chocolate cake. It was a huge fun day for me and we worked on some lovely Sashiko stitches.


After working on some Sashiko projects I am now finding that Boro Collages are another way to use the Sashiko craft.

Boro (Japanese: ぼろ) are a class of Japanese textiles that have been mended or patched together.[1] The term is derived from Japanese boroboro, meaning something tattered or repaired.

Definition of collage

  1. 1a :  an artistic composition made of various materials (as paper, cloth, or wood) glued on a surface <cut pictures from magazines to make a collage>b :  a creative work that resembles such a composition in incorporating various materials or elements <the album is a collageof several musical styles>

This is one I made and one I'm working on

It is fun to take bits of fabric and arrange them in a pleasing way and then stitch them down to a background.

I will host a class on Boro Collage on Monday March 13. It will be from 10-4 and I will make you lunch. I will provide needles and thread and lots of fabric. If you have a color way or fabrics that you'd like to include, bring them. It can be interesting to add charms or keys or buttons or whatever. 

The class will be $15.00. Please email  thequiltingb1947@gmail.com or call 503.680.7436 to sign up. Limited amount of space. Thanks.

Here is a list of the classes for the rest of Feb.

Tomorrow Feb 8   10-4 Open Sew

Sunday Feb 12  11-4  Open Sew

Monday Feb 13  10-4 Open Sew

Thur Feb 16  10-4 Open Sew

Monday  Feb 20  10-4  Open Sew

Wed  Feb 22  Open Sew  10-4

Saturday  Feb 25  10-4 Open Sew/ Spargonians

Sunday Feb 26  11-4  Open Sew

All classes are $10.00 and include lunch.


Classes for the first couple weeks of March include

Thursday  March 2  10-4  Open Sew

Wed. March 8  10-4  Open Sew

Sunday March 12  11-4  Open Sew

Monday March 13  10-4   BORO COLLAGE

Thursday March 16  10-4 Open Sew

My family conspired to bring my kids from The Netherlands to surprise me for my birthday. Best surprise ever!!!! They stayed for two weeks and I was blessed to spend a lot of time with Nora. It was so fun. She is the sweetest little girl and I loved every minute. Thank you to all my family for doing this for me. 

Jennifer and Nora

Hugo and Nora


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